Dr. Kwane Stewart helping pets on the streets of California
Chronic health problems, domestic violence, unexpected job loss, lack of affordable housing, natural disasters, and many other life events can cause community members to become unhoused. Current estimates suggest that more than 580,000 people are experiencing homelessness in America, and at least 10% of whom have a companion animal. On Animal Concerns of Texas, Liz and Tom chat with Dr. Kwane Stewart, the founder of Project Street Vet, a non-profit organization that provides free veterinary care, treatment, and support to the companion animals of individuals experiencing homelessness.
Dr. Stewart is a practicing veterinarian for 22 years and volunteered on the streets of California for 10 years giving free veterinary services for more than a thousand companion animals of individuals experiencing homelessness. Roughly, around 70 million pets are struggling to find homes. Nearly 7.6 million pets are abandoned or given up to shelters yearly. Today, Stewart’s work has evolved to a true calling and helping pets and people in need.
- To Volunteer or learn more about Project Street Vet visit: https://www.projectstreetvet.org/about-us
- Dr. Kwane Stewart has a book that is available on his web page: https://drkwanestreetvet.com/my-book/
- You can follow Dr. Kwane’s work on social media by clicking on the following links:
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drkwanes/
- Instagram: @drkwane
- Twitter: @DrKwane
Originally aired on July 9, 2023